Brit shows smell success at Rose d'Ors

'IT Crowd,' 'Power of 10' among winners

LONDON -- British shows swept the board at this year's Rose d'Or Awards, winning all but four of the 11 nods at a ceremony Tuesday in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Avalon Television's culture-clash show "Kombat Opera Presents," in which a cast of opera singers parody well-known TV formats, won the coveted best of 2008 Golden Rose as well as the comedy award.

NBC co-chairman Ben Silverman was awarded an honorary Golden Rose, while Channel 4 cult favorite "Skins" picked up the Rose for drama, with a special mention for "The Street" in the category.

Sony Pictures/Embassy Row quiz show "Power of 10" was awarded best game show, while kids' hidden camera show "Hider in the House," in which children attempt to hide a celebrity in their house for a weekend, won the best entertainment prize.

Dutch producer-distributor Park Lane TV picked up the reality Rose for "The Phone."

"The IT Crowd" from Talkback Thames picked up best sitcom while "Strictly Bolshoi" from Ballet Boyz Prods. was named best arts docu. British comedian Peter Serafinowicz took the prize for best entertainer.
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